How can I become a Mentor?

Stanislaus State faculty members wishing to participate in the Faculty Mentor Program can call the FMP office at (209) 667-3778, or drop by the FMP office located in the University Student Union (USU), room 103.

What is mentoring?

"A mentor is a person who acts as a sponsor, advocate, guide-or who teaches, advises, trusts, critiques, another to express, pursue and finalize his/her goals." Van Zant 1980

FMP's mentors are specifically trained to meet the needs of CSU, Stanislaus students. Mentors are committed to working with students and enhancing their opportunities for success. The Faculty represents a wide range of academic disciplines. Currently we have thirty seven faculty mentors from sixteen departments.

The faculty participate in on going training for new faculty, mentor recruits and established faculty mentors. Training includes but not limited to, the review and history of the program, team building, cultural awareness, understanding diversity, and interpersonal strategies for improved communication. CSU, Stanislaus faculty mentors agree the "experiential" workshops are successful, helpful, and that the opportunities for discussion also allow them to get to know each other better. In addition to the personal meeting times arranged between mentors and their protégés, the faculty mentors and student protégés meet on a monthly basis that is arranged and provided by the program.

What does a mentor do?

  • Inspires you in bad times
  • Develops the self-confidence needed for growth
  • Shares your values and ideas
  • Guides you with mutual trust and understanding
  • Helps you design clear and realistic goals
  • Shares your dreams and enlarges your vision
  • Encourages responsible behavior
  • Believes in you
  • Motivates, encourages, and advises you to succeed
  • Helps you expand your horizons
  • Assists you during a crisis or a turning point
  • Boosts your self esteem
  • Broadens your contacts on campus and in the community
  • Supports your career and educational goals

How long does mentoring last?

Mentor-Protégé relationships can develop into friendships that last a lifetime.

FMP Trained Mentor List

Last Name, First Name Email Address Department Office Phone
Alvim, Renato Modern Languages S103B 667-6704
Avwunudiogba, Austin Anthropology, Geography and Ethnic Studies C 216A 667-3221
Ayuba, Seidu Economics C101E 667-3318
Azevedo, Martin Art A38 667-3431
Bell, Ellen Anthropology fieldhouse 667-6819
Bernard, Jeff Kinesiology F 137 667-6819
Biedendorf, Jennifer Communication Studies DBH 360 667-3320
Chan, Sarah Music M 42 667-3429
Chintakrindi, Sriram Criminal Justice C 125 667-3409
Colnic, Dave Political Science C 130B 667-3520
Cook, Kelly Psychology C 231 667-4432
Dawson, Veronica Communication Studies DBH 129 667-3321
Dean, Heather Teacher Education DBH 328 667-3793
Eudey, Betsy Ethnic Studies    
Flores, Monica English DBH 272  
Frost, Jeffrey Anthropology, Geography, Ethnic Studies C 216 667-3479
Gardner, Andrew Biology N261 667-3596
Gerson, Marina Biology N 272 664-6547
Giaramita, Marty Geology N 151 667-3558
Gonzales, Christy Liberal Studies DBH 300 667-3163
Guichard, Annie Psychology C 231F 667-3382
Harven, Aletha Psychology C 237d 667-3386
Johnson, Mary Ann Nursing S1 #211 667-386
Jasek-Rysdahl, Kelvin Economics C 100A 667-3182
Li, Jing Yun Management, Operations & Marketing    
Lo, Bao Ethnic Studies C 123 667-6675
Luevano, Victor Psychology C 231 667-3096
Markov, Alex Communication Studies   667-3371
McNally, Alison Geography C216 667-3726
Montero-Hernandez, Virginia Ed.D Program DBH 350 667-6564
Nainby, Keith Communication Studies DBH 127 667-3523
Pedersen, Anita Psychology C231 667-3386
Powell, Brent Kinesiology F 132 667-3348
Russell, Scott Chemistry N 365 664-6870
Shrader, Rebekah Economics C 101B 667-6618
Soodjinda, Daniel Liberal Studies DBH 344 664-6607
Stone, Koni Chemistry N 358 664-3570
Strongin, Dawn Psychology C 237B 667-3562
Tumolo, Michael Communication Studies DBH 125 667-3862
Wallace, Richard Anthropology, Geography, Ethnic Studies C 237B 667-3228
Williams, Gary Psychology C 229 667-3386
Xu, Peter Management, Operations & Marketing DBH 245 667-3950
Youngblom, James "Jim" Biology N 264 667-3950